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By Tom Stallard and Don Saylor A new year offers a clean slate — a chance to celebrate achievements, assess the challenges of the past and start the new year with fresh energy. Our biggest achievement in 2018 was the launch of Valley Clean Energy (VCE), our local public electricity... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Davisite
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(From press release). Customers of Valley Clean Energy — the local green energy provider that partners with PG&E for delivery of electricity to customers in Davis, Woodland, and unincorporated Yolo County — need not fear an interruption in service following PG&E’s announcement Monday that it intends to seek bankruptcy protection.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Davisite
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By Alan Pryor Following are comments I delivered to the Davis City Council at their last December meeting. My name is Alan Pryor and I am on the City's Natural Resources Commission and their Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. But I am speaking tonight as a private citizen. I am here to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at The Davisite
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The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) board of directors has approved a $2.9 million grant to Valley Clean Energy (VCE) that will lay the foundation for increased electric vehicle charging opportunities and multi-modal transportation hubs in Yolo County. The City of Davis, Yolo County and the City of Woodland... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Lucas Frerichs and Tom Stallard In a disappointing decision, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently voted to approve increases to the “exit fees” charged to Valley Clean Energy (VCE) customers by PG&E. Valley Clean Energy is our official locally governed electricity provider, bringing cleaner energy at competitive rates... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Todd Edelman The City of Davis and many other local government entities are distributing masks for "free". While there have been some shortages and limited availability of masks for children, a big problem is counties and cities have different recommendations about use, e.g. because of risks of carbon dioxide... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at The Davisite
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Hello Davisites, DavisGIG is pleased to report the City is conducting a phone survey about city owned fiber optic broadband that is now under way. We are also conducting a web version of the survey at http://www.davisgig.org/survey. Please see this letter below that is being sent to 20000 households and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at The Davisite
Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 9:30am to 1:00pm Davis United Methodist Church - 1620 Anderson Road, Davis Benefit the greater good by purchasing your holiday gifts at Davis United Methodist Church’s Alternative Giving Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 2 from 9:30am to 1pm. Come discover homemade items and handicrafts from around the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at The Davisite
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Dave Taormino asked the Davisite to post the photo at the left with the comment: "No comment." Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at The Davisite
This letter is to encourage voters to elect David Murphy to the Area 2 position on the Yolo County Board of Education. I have known and respected David for nearly 20 years, meeting him through school related activities our daughters participated in. David led efforts in the past to improve... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Rik Keller The Yes on Measure L/West Davis Active Adult Community (WDAAC) campaign has been saying that opponents of the project are "against seniors" and has been making unsubstantiated claims that the No On WDAAC campaign arguments are "lies" [see: https://www.davisite.org/2018/10/uncivil-discourse-at-the-civenergy-forum.html]. In the added context of the Yes on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at The Davisite
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Every election a group of Davis residents meets to eat pancakes, discuss the upcoming election, and put out a whimsical Politics and Pancakes Voter Guide. You can find the voter guide for this year's election on the Davis Wiki . Check it out -- there are many interesting thoughts there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at The Davisite
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Residents of Eleanor Roosevelt Circle regularly meet with their on site Social Services Coordinator By David Thompson With your YES vote for Measure L, these low income seniors will get to stay and live in Davis. Otherwise, there are few places for them to go. Davis Low Income Seniors are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at The Davisite
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Another “Untruth” by the Yes on Measure L Campaign By Alan Pryor and Pam Nieberg INTRODUCTION The Yes on Measure L campaign has been falsely characterizing the soils on which the WDAAC project is to be built as “unproductive” or “low quality alkaline soils solely used for winter animal feed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at The Davisite
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Tuesday, October 30th from 6pm-7pm Location: Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Rd Celebration of Abraham, Hillel at Davis and Sacramento, and Congregation Bet Haverim will coordinate a community-wide service of healing and solidarity. This is a sacred gathering to lift up our prayers through song and spoken word, with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at The Davisite
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Let’s Meet the City’s Real Internal Housing Needs, Including for Low-Income Seniors By Nancy and Don Price In October 2002, the City Council appointed a subcommittee to study housing needs in Davis. In particular, the Council wanted to consider providing housing opportunities for the local workforce as the primary reason... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Dan Cornford A couple of weeks ago after many of us in were in despair at the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and asking what we could do, I suggested that we could help get out the vote (GOTV) in one of the Congressional districts relatively nearby where the race... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at The Davisite
I am delighted to endorse David Murphy for the Yolo County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2. We hired David as superintendent of the Davis schools in 1998, at the end of my first year on the school board. Under his outstanding leadership, we passed a construction bond, built three... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at The Davisite
I support and endorse David Murphy for Yolo County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2, and I hope you will too. I encourage you to vote for David Murphy, as the YCBOE, Trustee Area 2, as he has been involved in education, in a variety of ways, for a very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at The Davisite
By the No on Measure L Campaign Introduction A letter received from the Fair Housing Council of Orange County, posted yesterday on the Davisite, advises the City of Davis of the wrongful naming of the West Davis Active Adult Community senior housing project: “the term ‘active adult community’ is very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Davisite was forwarded the following letter from the Orange County Fair Housing Council (OCFHC), a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Santa Ana, California. The OCFHC raises concerns about the project's use of the term ‘active adult.' With respect to the term 'adult,' the letter states that "fair housing and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at The Davisite
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The March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963 By Rik Keller “What has kept Davis so white?” —City of Davis Mayor Pro Tempore Gloria Partida 10/3/2018 This is Part III in a series of articles about the history and ongoing patterns of housing discrimination in Davis. Introduction In Part 1: “Why... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at The Davisite
By William Powell and David Thompson We have never seen such an exaggerated litany of attacks against needed affordable housing for low income seniors in Davis. This is from the perspective of our combined 60 years of serving the needs of low income seniors in Davis. The future needs of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at The Davisite
The David Murphy Annual Scholarship for Immigrants/their Children (From Press Release) When David Murphy announced his retirement in 2007 as the Davis superintendent, friends and community members asked him what he would like as a retirement gift. His request was for contributions towards raising $20,000 to perpetually endow an annual... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at The Davisite
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(From Sacramento Tenants Union Facebook page) Are you or anyone you know experiencing intimidation from your landlord directly due to Prop 10 (Repeal Costa-Hawkins to allow cities/counties to adopt rent control) and voting for the Nov. 2018 election? It's happening elsewhere in California; let us know if this despicable behavior... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at The Davisite